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Thera Volcano on Santorini island waking up
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06/22/2011 02:58 PM
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Is Thera Volcano on Santorini island waking up?
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Seismologists and volcanologists monitor very carefully the seismic sequence that occurs in the last week in Santorini. While reassuring the scientific community and the Institute of Geodynamics, National Observatory of Athens, decided to settle on Monday, another five seismographs in the Cycladic island for close monitoring of the phenomenon. The unusual activity recorded in the Thera volcano due to the state of magma that rises from the bottom of the volcano, increasing the pressure on the cone of the crater.
The earthquakes occurring at low intensity, but as scientists explain the focal depth is nearer to the surface of the island and the phenomenon is explained by the rising of magma from the bottom of the volcano which presses the cone of the crater. The volcanic activity is of short duration with a slow progression, but in recent weeks the characteristic rotten egg odor that emits sulfur, which exists in abundance in the subsoil of a volcanic island, sometimes becomes ever more intense. Be reminded that there are three active volcanoes in the Helladic area.Volcanoes of Milos, Santorini and Nisyros